I love looking at rave bras. Admittedly, I follow multiple accounts on Instagram just to look at the different designs of rave bras. One of my favorites is Electric Laundry, a company started in 2011 that creates high quality custom rave outfits. Their rave bras are handmade, extremely detailed, and gorgeous. However, they are also phenomenally expensive. Until you can afford these masterpieces (which you should definitely treat yourself to one day), feel free to make your own rave bra. As your broke raver girl, I have made two DIY rave bras for less than $30.
First, buy a cheap bra. Go to Walmart and get a $5 bra. You don’t need a Victoria’s Secret bra. I can’t even afford to wear Victoria’s Secret on a daily basis, let alone at one festival for three days. Once you cover the bra with glue and feathers, sequins, rhinestones, glitter, and pearls, you won’t be able to see the bra anyways.
Decide on a theme. One of mine’s was a peacock theme. The other was a basic flower bra. Let’s run through the flower bra. I bought a huge bag of rhinestones of different sizes and colors and used fabric glue to glue each one on individually. I then decided that using a glue gun was easier and less messy. The glue gun is your friend. Line the rhinestones on the edge of the bra, either straight across the bottom, straight across the top, or straight across the bottom on one cup and straight across the top on the other cup. Oh you want to use rhinestones of different sizes and different colors? Make a pattern. Buy fake flowers. Pull the flowers off the stems. Glue those on. Do you want to line the flowers along the edge of the bra? Go ahead and do that. Do you want to put a large flower in the middle of the bra? Go ahead and do that as well. So the flowers look plain? Bling them up. Put on the rhinestones which already have sticky backs. Glue on sequins. Or spray on glitter. Let’s make something dangle from the bra. Buy a string of pearls or string of beads of any sort.
And there you go. A basic DIY rave bra which is affordable for the broke ravers of this world. All the materials you need can be found at a craft store.
Materials: bra, glue gun, fabric glue, rhinestones, sequins, glitters, fake flowers, beads
This is just a basic guide. But feel free to be creative. Do you want an ocean theme? Use shells, pearls, sand (glitter). Do whatever your heart desires. This is a perk of making things yourself.